Ireland, Women, Writing

Summer chat, upcoming events.

I’m delighted to be taking part in a few events over the next wee while.

First up, on Thursday 31st of May, I’ll be at home on Rathlin chairing an event with the acclaimed Irish novelist Bernie McGill as part of the Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival. Bernie will be reading from her brilliant Rathlin Island based novel, The Watch House, and we’ll be chatting about the inspiration behind her characters, her writing processes and her love of the island. I’m really looking forward to what will be an inspiring event for sure.

On the 19th of June I’m excited about being in Edinburgh at a literary event alongside fellow Thunderpoint authors Kevin Scott and Andrew Ferguson.  We’ll be at Blackwells chatting about our respective novels, our writing and our characters and of course reading from our work. I’ll be posting an event link shortly.

On the 20th of June I’ll be part of a fabulous workshop at the Glasgow Women’s Library.  The all-day event, ‘Tackling Gender Inequalities in Scottish News‘, is bringing together academics, journalists, editors and representatives from women’s rights and campaigning organisations, to focus on the challenges and opportunities for women working in journalism and the media/creative industries more generally, in Scotland. I’ll be taking part in the ‘Developing opportunities for women in journalism‘ discussion. You can book (free) tickets to the event here. 

On to August and I’m really excited to be taking part in an event with fellow Women Aloud NI writers Jane Talbot and Hilary McCollum at Waterstones Argyle Street on the 17th. Tickets are free for our ‘Women Write Northern Ireland‘ event but you have to book in advance. You can do so here. We also have an event at the Mitchell Library on the 18th but more on that to follow!

I hope you can make it along!


2 thoughts on “Summer chat, upcoming events.”

  1. I was wondering whether you have a family connection to Rathlin. My ancestors lived on rathlin from approx 1750….michael mcquaig…henry McQuaig J ames McQuaig…Robert McCouaig…..Robert the sea captain finally broke away in late 1800`s. I have visited Rathlin and met there my relation Loughie
    I have been doing quite a abit of the family history… hence my interest
    Regards from Adelaide, Sth Australia
    Bob McCouaig


    1. HI Bob, yes I’m from Rathlin, my dad was born there and I have a home on the island. Loughie is my dad’s brother so I guess that means we’re related too! Hope all is well in Australia in these difficult times.


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